News release issued in May 1970 issued by the New York State Department of Health regarding an amendment to section 225 of the Public Health Law, providing that permits must be obtained by sponsors of mass gatherings. The amendment was enacted in response to problems at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.
The press release describes specific requirements for future events laid out in the new legislation, including provision of bathroom facilities, lighting, disposal of waste, and availability of drinking water for the permitted number of people.
May 16 1970
New York State Archives. New York (State). Dept. of Health. Commissioner's Office. Subject files. 13307-82. Box 41, Folder 17, Pages 1-2.
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